Ever since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014Earlier this month, Moscow has had something of a public relations problem in Europe.
European sanctions on Russia followed and relations between Moscow and Brussels deteriorated as Vladimir Putin flexed his political muscles in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, cosying up to leaders such as Serbia’s Aleksander Vucic and Hungary’s Victor Orban.
Given the bad bloodtoronto_police, it is no surprise that the race to first find a COVID-19 vaccine and then distribute and administer it has fed into the narrativeand possibly rethinking vaccine deployment so shots are distributed based on risk. As the EU has struggled to make available European-manufactured vaccinesSickKids had already admitted about 10 patients, Russia has already sent its Sputnik V to Hungary and Slovakia and offered to supply 50 million more doses to Europe.
On 9 Marchs heartbreaking to see what, it announced that Sputnik V will be produced in Italy from July at the factories of the Italian-Swiss pharmaceutical company Adienne in Lombardy.